What Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Fintech Actually Mean For Your Business

July 30, 2018

By Kendall Fisher, executive producer at Grow Wire

In short:

  • Andy Brown is the CEO of Sand Hill East and a Wall Street veteran. He formerly held CTO roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS and Credit Suisse.
  • In this episode of “The Grow Wire Podcast,” Brown breaks down how the eventual adoption of new technologies like blockchain, cryptocurrencies and fintech will affect both large and small companies.
  • He also dives into consumer behavior changes and why startups are often able to outpace larger companies.


It feels as though we can’t have a conversation about business these days without hearing the buzzwords “cryptocurrencies,” “blockchain,” “AI” and so forth. But what does the future hold with these new technologies, and more importantly, how will they actually affect your business?

In this episode of “The Grow Wire Podcast,” host Jason Maynard sits down with Sand Hill East CEO Andy Brown to discuss these technologies and why all companies — both big and small, old and new — need to be thinking about them.

Brown is a Wall Street veteran and former CTO of companies like Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS and Credit Suisse. Currently, he’s focused on new businesses in the fintech and finserv space, providing strategic advisory services.

He’s not only lived through the financial crisis but also seen the rise and fall of technology, studying how all of it impacted business over the years. Thus, he’s the right person to discuss the future of business with the adoption of these new technologies and provide advice for business leaders on how to prepare for it.

Brown also dives into changing consumer behavior and how that revolution, combined with access to better technology, has made it easier for startups to outperform incumbents.

Listen to the full podcast episode on Apple Podcasts(opens in new tab), SoundCloud(opens in new tab) and YouTube(opens in new tab), and as always, don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe.

You can learn more from Brown at his website(opens in new tab).


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